Today will start with outbreaks of heavy or persistent rain in many areas slowly clearing away northwards through the morning or early afternoon. Clearer weather with sunny intervals broken up with showers will follow from the south, some of the showers coming with a risk of isolated thunderstorms during the afternoon. Winds will remain light or moderate, southeast to south and temperatures will rise to between 13 and 16 degrees.
Tonight showers will mainly die out and long clear spells will develop. Temperatures will fall to between 3 and 5 degrees with light, mostly southerly winds.
Tomorrow, Thursday, will be mainly dry with sunshine and just isolated showers. Temperatures between 12 and 15 degrees with light to moderate southerly winds becoming mainly easterly later.
3 Day Outlook
Thursday night will continue mainly dry and with clear periods so again it's expected to turn cold overnight, temperatures down to between 3 and 6 degrees. Winds are expected to be mainly light and still from the east or southeast direction. However, a weather system is expected to track near the southwest and it will bring cloud and rain to west Munster overnight.
After a largely dry start Friday will turn rather cloudy with the showery rain from the southwest becoming widespread across the country. Later in the day the rain will turn heavy and possibly thundery in the south and southwest. Temperatures during Friday will reach between 12 and 15 degrees as winds increase moderate to fresh from the southeast. Temperatures down again overnight to between 3 and 6 degrees as the heavy rain pushes northwards.
There'll be rain or showers then to start on Saturday but it will brighten up with sunny spells interrupted by scattered showers through the day. Winds still mainly southeasterly and temperatures around normal for the time of year. The showers should die out overnight.
Sunday will start out dry and bright but showers will develop again in the afternoon, some of those heavy. The winds are expected to turn more northerly in direction and a spell of persistent rain is expected to develop from the north overnight.
The further outlook in to the early days of next week is for a spell of cold but still unsettled conditions as the winds become northerly for a time.